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Grateful Dead Live at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on 1991-02-19

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Grateful Dead Live at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on 1991-02-19


Topics Live concert


Bertha, Greatest Story Ever Told, Althea, Queen Jane Approximately, Ramble On Rose, Picasso Moon, Peggy-O, Cassidy, New Speedway Boogie China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Truckin'-> Crazy Fingers-> Jam-> Drums-> Jam-> The Wheel-> All Along The Watchtower-> Black Peter-> Sugar Magnolia, E: U.S. Blues


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Location Oakland, CA

Source SBD > DAT > Soundforge> CDR > WAV > SHN

Notes

SBD > DAT > Soundforge> CDR > WAV > SHN; DAE(EAC)> SHN (MKWACT), via neo_levo with thanks to Charlie Miller

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Reviewer: DJJazzZD - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 9, 2015
Subject: Best Speedway EVER from any era!
The first bay area shows with just Vinny. Bob's guitar is comically LOUD . I had a high school buddy from NY with a couple of his ski bum pal's from Utah in tow. We lined up early and got the first row up from the floor second isle Phil's side.
Bob's guitar was piercing during Bertha> Greatest. Althea had a unique jam in it my only complaint is Jerry's gtr too low in mix. The place was the emptiest I've ever seen it ... NOBODY in the upper bowl at all! Conversely it was the LOUDEST I've ever heard the crowd when they busted the speedway. Oh The cassidy is great as is the second set. Find me a better played New Speedway Boogie from ANY era. I dare you!
Reviewer: burnbaby - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 22, 2015
Subject: through the roof!!
Trail user could not have said it better!!! I had an out of body experience during the Sugar Mags at this show and floated above the crowd!!

This is one of the best Dead Show I was ever at!! From Jerry going all out of the blue on us with the surprise 'Breakout' of the infamous 'New Speedway Boogie', to the incredible soul of Black Peter and the rollicking of Sugar Mags this show is a must listen!!

It did not hurt that this was 1 of only 2 times in the hundred some odd GD shows I went too that I had a Backstage Pass for though ; ) !!
Reviewer: trail user - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 22, 2012
Subject: hey ball jack
cognitive dissonance.. look it up

If you filter experiences through your pre-existing worldview, then your mind will always be filtered by your own biases.

Feb shows are indeed usually below par.. but there are exceptions.. and this is certainly one.

This was a killer awesome show, with energy through the roof! I can personally attest, as I was there in great seats with excellent sightlines and sound.

China > Rider > Truckin > Fingers > Jam was sick-o. That's like a 21 minute Fangers with a Huge Outro Jam. Great stuff.

And yes, one of the best "breakouts" the boys ever did.. New Speedway Boogie came out of the blue in complete professional form... tight, rocking, well-sung, awesome guitar jams.. just fucking sweet. So sweet. What a great song for Jerry to bring back into rotation.

Killer Show from the Last Great Year. Enjoy It.
Reviewer: ballin-that-jack - favorite - June 22, 2010
Subject: Not sure
Is it just me or do Feb Dead shows always suck. Next...
Reviewer: MikesGroover - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 25, 2010
Subject: Incredible Black Peter
One of the best 1990s versions of Black Peter make this a must-listen. Jerry is just whaling, much more rocking then typical sleepy versions. New Speedway is obviously another attraction here.
Reviewer: sydthecat2 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 6, 2007
Subject: This is a magnificent run!
I bought a t-shirt commemorating this run even though I didn't see the shows. That's how much I love it.

The New Speedway is one of the great breakouts of all time but must be heard in the audience version to truly appreciate it. It just crackles with energy and Garcia really lets it rip. Sadly they would never play it this well again. In later versions Garcia always seemed to be holding back on it.

A great set two as well. Solid sound. Another fine contribution by the amazing Charlie Miller.
Reviewer: dmilks - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 11, 2006
Subject: 2-19-91
Solid Show to kick off 1991. The mix leaves a little to be desired with Weir's guitar being mixed WAY too loud. You can barely hear Jer's guitar and Vinnie's keys. Speedway is great though. I always loved the first set Speedways that occured sporadically throughout the next couple years like Knickerbocker 92 and Pine Knob 91.
Reviewer: chetreli - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2005
Subject: New Speedway!
The New Speedway and Black Peter are late-era Grateful Dead at their best! Invigorating! Check out the grunt ol' Jer lets out right after the accapella part of the "one way or the other" sing along. These old guys could rock when they wanted to!

Vince's keys are mixed waaay too high - often stepping on Jerry's guitar - still, it's not too hard to listen around them - and the all-around enthusiastic playing makes this show well worth the download.
Reviewer: chetreli - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2005
Subject: New Speedway!
The New Speedway and Black Peter are late-era Grateful Dead at their best! Invigorating! Check out the grunt ol' Jer lets out right after the accapella part of the "one way or the other" sing along. These old guys could rock when they wanted to!

Vince's keys are mixed waaay too high - often stepping on Jerry's guitar - still, it's not to hard to listen around them - and the all-around enthusiastic playing makes this show well worth the download.
Reviewer: RedWingDeadHead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 23, 2004
Subject: Oakland 1991 - Winter Shows
This is a very nice show. Bertha opener is strong and the New Speedway Boogie was wonderful to hear again. The download is very clear, good board. Enjoy!
Reviewer: copperdomebodhi - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 2, 2004
Subject: Not bad at all
This show is famous for the New Speedway Boogie bust-out (a commentary on the Gulf War, it seemed at the time), but it also has some nifty second-set jamming. China > Rider and Crazy Fingers are particularly nice. It's a shame that Vince's keyboards are mixed as high they are, but they don't dampen the fun or the energy.
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